Talking about our business


3, 2, 1 Backup Best Practice Rule

Written by: Karma

3, 2, 1 Backup Best Practice Rule What is the best backup practice? Is your current backup procedure your friend or your foe and how does this relate to a random countdown?! If you are a child of the 80’s then the phrase “3, 2, 1” will conjure up images of a smiley faced bin. …


How to work from home during the Coronavirus?

Written by: Karma

Are you ready? “Working from home” three words that, prior to recent events, for many meant ‘flexible, relaxed’ and ‘possibly more productive’. Yet now they have a slightly different meaning. Working from home looks like ‘isolation’, ‘necessity’ and ‘do I have enough toilet roll’. There are some unexpected perks to working through a period of …


Windows 7 support ends on 14 January 2020

Written by: Toby

Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009. When this 10-year period ends, Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 support so that we can focus our investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences. The specific end of support day for Windows …


How we survived the switch from paper to the cloud

Written by: Karma

“Once upon a time there was a local business who were professional, attentive and caring. But behind the scenes they were bursting at the seams with stacks of paper, overflowing filing cabinets and bookcases buckling under the weight of disheveled lever arch folders. They were outgrowing yet another office and were starting to feel the …


Sending marketing emails

Written by: Karma

It’s a common paradox we are often tasked with. Stop spam coming in but help me send spam (marketing email). That’s how we see it but it is rarely how businesses see it. So here’s the challenge, many businesses want to send their customers regular email updates. These emails may be about a new product, an event …


Ransomware Gets More Destructive

Written by: Abe

What a way to start the week. The very first call we received on Monday morning was ‘help all our company files are encrypted’! No problem, we have various methods of recovering from Malware including previous versions, image backups and daily disk backups to restore from so this should be a piece of cake. After …


Protect yourself from RansomWare in 6 steps

Written by: Toby

Read our simple 6 step guide to protect yourself from Ransomware. To protect yourself from Ransomware starts with understanding what Ransomware is.  Ransomware is a type of Malware (Malicious Software) that encrypts your files so securely that there are only two ways to recover from it.  Either pay the ransom as demanded or restore all …